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Loyola still deciding Benson Center’s future

Loyola still deciding Benson Center’s future

Riley Katz

September 4, 2018


Filed under Finance, News, Religion, Showcase

After years of waiting, the pillar that stands in between Monroe Hall and the sculpture garden is one step closer to becoming the Tom Benson Jesuit Center, thanks to a matching grant of $500,000 from an anonymous donor. The donor created the matching grant for the long-awaited center’s creation and 20...

Loyola canceled classes for Gordon

Loyola canceled classes for Gordon

September 3, 2018


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UPDATE: Loyola canceled classes beginning at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4 and will resume operations Wednesday, Sept. 5.   Loyola will remain open on Tuesday, Sept. 4 and continue normal operations, despite Tropical Storm Gordon. Chief Todd Warren, director of safety, sent out an email to...

Work study renewals caused campus confusion

Work study renewals caused campus confusion

Jc Canicosa

September 3, 2018


Filed under Administration, Finance, News, Showcase

When music education junior Hank Hendrix returned to the Whelan Children's Center for his first shift of the fall semester, the center informed Hendrix that they did not have him on file. This directed a confused Hendrix to a multitude of different Loyola offices in search for an answer to what happened...

Tulane Blue Line replaces Loyola’s shuttle service

Tulane Blue Line replaces Loyola’s shuttle service

Anum Siddiqui

September 1, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

This fall semester, Loyola students are skipping the maroon and gold for Tulane University's Blue Line shuttle system.Loyola's van shuttle system has been discontinued and replaced by Tulane's shuttle system that will now serve Loyola students and faculty. The shuttle provides access to the West Road...

SGA cabinet brings new faces to old positions

SGA cabinet brings new faces to old positions

Cody Downey

August 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

With a new school year, there also comes a new cabinet for Loyola's Student Government Association. Elected last year, SGA President Sierra Ambrose, political science senior, and Vice President Joann Cassama, biology junior, not only bring themselves to the table but also a whole staff to help them go...

Loyola shelves food studies program

Loyola shelves food studies program

Madison Mcloughlin

August 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

While New Orleans is widely renowned for its food culture, attracting tourists and students alike, the city will now have one fewer food studies program. Loyola has temporarily suspended the food studies program after only one year due to a lack of demand, according to Maria Calzada, interim provost. “The...

Students, teachers expected to continue coursework during campus evacuations

Students, teachers expected to continue coursework during campus evacuations

India Yarborough

August 27, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

Loyola professors are expected to continue academic instruction when campus operations are suspended, according to an email sent to university faculty. Maria Calzada, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, informed teachers August 17 of the expectation, one of many addressed in the school&#...

Loyola offers new health options for students

Loyola offers new health options for students

Andres Fuentes

August 25, 2018


Filed under Academic, News, Showcase

To kick off the new school year, Loyola is showing its commitment to student wellness by offering health insurance to students. The university is partnering with Student Educational Benefit Trust to offer three health insurance plans and a supplemental option for all eligible enrolled students. In...

Mass of the Holy Spirit date changed

Mass of the Holy Spirit date changed

Rhon Ridgeway

August 23, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

The Mass of the Holy Spirit will now be celebrated Thursday, September 6 at 12:30 p.m. because classes are being canceled for the Inaugural Mass of President Tetlow on Thursday, November 15, according to the Department of Student Life and Ministry. Classes will not be canceled September 6 but between...

The POM aims to enhance student safety

The POM aims to enhance student safety

Rose Wagner

August 23, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Showcase

As a new round of freshmen ran around Monroe Library for a scavenger hunt, ate free sno-balls and eagerly met their classmates, Peace of Mind Company tabled in the Danna Center selling the POM, a security device for the scarier side of campus life. The POM is a key fob device that can act as an emergency...

Res Life triples up in Biever Hall

Res Life triples up in Biever Hall

India Yarborough

August 23, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

In response to an increase in students living on campus this year, Loyola’s Office of Residential Life has placed more than 200 freshmen in three-person dorm rooms in Biever Hall. Residential life director Amy Boyle said that in 2000 the university updated all Biever rooms facing the residential...

Loyola kicks off the school year with new spaces

Loyola kicks off the school year with new spaces

Anum Siddiqui

August 20, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News, Photography, Showcase

      In response to a growing student body, Loyola has opened the Pan American Life Student Success Center and the residential Founders Hall to provide student resources and increase first-year retention. Loyola experienced an increase in first-year retention from 79 to 86.5 per...

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